Calendar of events

Tuesday, August 27

'Return to Camelot' in Newport

2:00 PM
St. Mary’s award-winning “Return to Camelot” is back for a third season. Visitors can relive that historic day in Newport, Rhode Island when Jacqueline Bouvier married then-Senator …

Can't Make This Stuff Up...A Non-Fiction Book Group at Seekonk Library

6:00 PM
Join us for a lively discussion of The Road to Character by David Brooks at the Seekonk Library on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 6:00 pm. New York Times columnist David Brooks explores the shift in American society from valuing the virtues of humility …

Summer Winds

To mark the launch of The Massachusetts Design Art and Technology Institute (DATMA), the non-collecting museum and its partners will kick off a city-wide, collaborative venture called “Summer Winds” from July 1 to September 30, 2019. Open and …

Westport Library Book Donation

Donate Used Books to the Westport Library April through August. The Friends of the Westport Library will begin accepting book, CD and DVD donations April 1st for the Summer Paperback Book sale and the huge Annual Book sale in September. Please, …

Wednesday, August 28

Norman Rockwell & His Contemporaries: Fabulous Forties to Sensational Sixties

11:00 AM
The National Museum of American Illustration (NMAI) in Newport, RI is pleased to announce the debut of its newest exhibition, Norman Rockwell & His Contemporaries: Fabulous Forties to Sensational Sixties, culminating with a celebration of the 50th …

Gerry & Lillian Art Collection Sale

4:00 PM
The Silvia’s were owners of an international travel agency in the local area for many years. They have traveled the world and collected art along the way. Downsizing is in their future and they are putting their extensive collection up for sale. …

Music at Sunset, at Blithewold

6:00 PM
Spread out a blanket and unpack the picnic basket, soak up the warmth of the summer sun, and enjoy the sunset over Narragansett Bay, all while savoring a variety of musical performances. A perfect …

Music at Sunset: Summer Concert Series

6:00 PM
Spread out a blanket and unpack the picnic basket, soak up the warmth of thesummer sun, and enjoy the sunset over Narragansett Bay, all while savoring a variety of musical performances. A perfect way …

Summer Winds

To mark the launch of The Massachusetts Design Art and Technology Institute (DATMA), the non-collecting museum and its partners will kick off a city-wide, collaborative venture called “Summer Winds” from July 1 to September 30, 2019. Open and …

Westport Library Book Donation

Donate Used Books to the Westport Library April through August. The Friends of the Westport Library will begin accepting book, CD and DVD donations April 1st for the Summer Paperback Book sale and the huge Annual Book sale in September. Please, …

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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.